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QYYX'K —No. G v •••Milton Avenue, oppo
-Ito Kicollct touts. Office 'hours froiij. a. in
o 10 o'clock p. m.
There i- a wpUyilirnod and concerted move
ment on foot in this city to displace the new
pump in the water works, invented b/ James
Waters, which has been christened Jumbo, for
some other style of pump which possesses not
one point superior to it, and -which will cost
iminy times more money. To explain the ori
gin and reafaon of this movement would bo a
difficult task. It is stated that it is simply an
outgrowth of i, personal animosity toward the
inventor on the part of Mr. Manzel and others of
the faction who are leading the tight. Whether
this bo true or not matters little. The impera
tive necessity of a largely increased pumping
capacity at the West side station, and the
speedy construction of a pump to be placed in
the East side station is felt by all property own
era. Over one-half of our city is now without
adequate protection against the usages of a
conflagration which is liable to occ:r at
any time, and an unnecessary delay in pro
viding our city with that protection would be a
serious dereliction on the part of the authorities
having I he matter directly in; charge.
Mr. aieazel prepared a long-winded report up
on the pump, alleging every conceivable weak
ness, and recommending the adoption of some
other system of pumps, bat he failed to state
what pump is superior to Jumbo, and gentlemen
who understand thoroughly the question they
treat, made pointed and decisive reply to Mr.
Menzel, exploding all his theories, proving con
clusively the fallaciousness of his every specu
lation, and demonstrating the absolute
value of tho pump, not only as
a medium for supplying our city with water for
domestic &cd manufacturing purposes, but as
an efficient and reliable protection against de
structive fires. Kitting the actual results of the
two tests of the pump which have baen conduct
ed, tho single adverse conclusion remains that
the motive power is not sufficient to run the
pu np at its fullest capacity, while the present
low stage of water in the river exists. Is that a
fault of the pump ! It has been
shown that no other pump could
be run to better advantage with
tho turbine water wheel which drives Jumbo.
Then is it consistent to attach any blame to this
pump? Any sensible man would deduct tho
conclusion that a larger wheel should be em
ployed. This is the question of paramount im
portance to our city, and therefore one which
tshould be considered rationally.
At tho last meeting of the water board con- j
tracts were awarded for tha manufacture of two
more pumps of this pattern, one to bo placed in
the West side station and one in the East
side station, the latter to supply water
to a district which is nearly destitute, ouly bo
ing furnished with water through tho one main
crossing tha rivar on the bad of the river, and
liable to a break at any time, especially under
firo pressure. This contract has been handed
to our comptroller to receive his signature, as a
matter of more conventional form, but ho pnr
emptorily refuses to sign, He says he can find
no record that in*; board over considered or au
thorized tlie execution of tho contract. Verily,
this is peculiar. The writer was present
at the meeting when (ho resolution was intro
duced by Commissioner Grimshaw, authorizing
tho exocution of the contract with Strothman !
Brothers, which resolution was adopted upon
the following vtte:
Ayos—Ames, Grimshaw and Davis—3.
—Brown and Footo—2.
So does our mogul, his highneis, the comp
troller, figure as an obstructionist.
The last objection raised in the war waged
against Jumbo is that it has not a 10,000,000
capacity. This despite the fact that it has pumped
in excess of that amount. The pump is de
signed to pump 6,000,000 of water for domestic
purpose -, when Only three of the plungers are ■
allowed to run. But during the prevalence of a
fire all five of tho plungers are set at work and
the desired capacity is secured,
The city connoil will meet on Wednes
day evening.
The Wolfe Tone rifle 3 meet for drill this
evening at Zouave hall.
The Ames Zouaves will hold a regular
meeting to-morrow evening.
Profs. Baier and Tousley will give illus.
trated lectures at High School hall this
Jo n Lewis, for the stealing of an old
fur coat, was honored with a cell in the
cit/ lock up last night.
The annual meeting of the stockholders \
of the Athenaeum mil be held to-morrow |
evening at 7:J30 o'clock.
This evening thd W. C. T. U. will con
duct a reception at Mr. George Miller's
residence, Nicollet island.
The Scandinaviau coffee house recently |
established will soon have a free library
for the use of its patrons.
A human brute was placed in the re
frigerator last night by Officer Hans Burli
for indecent exposure of his person.
The Scandinavian Temperance society
held a large meeting last evening at Har
rison hall and listened to an address from
Mrs. Anderson.
Bo3e & Hick's drug store, at the corner
of Franklin an Sixteenth avenue, waa. de
stroyed by fire. The loss is estimated at
$2,000, and was partially insured.
The salaries paid to the teachers and
janitors of the public schools last Satur
day aggregated $14,000 a sum equal to
Prof. Tangier's salary for 1,000 days.
On Wednesday, the 20 th in3t., a fair for
the benefit of St. Joseph's German church
will open at Hunt's hall. North Minneapo- \
lis, and continue until Saturday night fol- j
The county commissioners will hold their
semi-monthly meeting to-day, and decide
on the removal of the Hotel Lafayette
property from the town of Exoelsior to j
the town of Medina.
John O3p, a maimed man residing at;
109 Thirteenth avenue south, and em- j
ployed by M. W. Glenn, was found on the J
street last evening in almost a nude state,
and showing unmistakable symptoms of
insanity. He was placed in the lock up
by Officer Van Ness.
This evening at the Grand Clara Morris
will be seen at her greatest in "Article 47,"
from tho pen of Adolph Bslot. Every seat!
is sold, but those who have not seen this
famous exponent of histrionic art can se-;
cure tickets by making an early applica
tion, for Wednesday evening, when Magda
len will be produced.
The gas escaping from the basement of
the district court building into the offices
in the new extension is very annoying to
the officials occupying them. Some con
trivance should be devised to convey the ;
gas from the basement, and the matter de
serves the serious consideration of the
county commissioners.
At midnight a fire broke out in the ' sec
ond story of a frame building, Nos. 723
and 725 Washington avenue north, owned
by A. F. Converse. Everything is a total
loss. Mr. Martin estimates his loss at
$2,000; insured for $1,400 with companies
represented by J. G. MoFarland. One
portion of tho building was occupied
by Robert Martin &a a saloon, but owning
to his absence it was impossible to arrive
at, the exf.ct lose, which will probably
aggregate $2,500; partially insured. He
lived in the second story, and hia house
hold goods were all destroyed. W. J.
Slyfield occupied the balance of the build
ing as a confectionery and cigar store and
residence. He saved nothing and gives
his loss as $700; upon which he had an
insurance of $200 in the London Fire In
surance company. An explosion occurred
in the portion of the building occupied by
Martin during the progress of the fire.
Martin's insurance was placed in compa
cie3 represented by Gale & Co.
Mi?s Corson will begin a special course
in cooking at Market hall to-day. There
are two separate and distinct courses, con
sisting of fiix lesaon3 each. The forenoon
lessons will be exclusively given to the
cooking of fancy dishes and the afternoon
lessons to plain cooking. She wiil unques
tionably draw large audiences during the
Mrs. Anderson, in her talk before tha
Scandinavian Temperance club last even
ing, said that the prohibitionists were on
the eve of a great victor, in Minneapolis.
Six years ago only six votes for prohibi
tion were cast in the Sixth ward for a can
didate who wns dubbed a fool and a I
fanatic. At the coming spring election
she expected the same ward to cast a big
vote for the prohibition candidate. She
proudly referred to Ohio, where
at the last election 323,000
votes were cast for prohibition and only
100.000 in favor of licensing the liquor
traffic. To the ladies in that state was
due the great viotory. They ihad prayed
and worked for ten years and during the
last campaign distributed every week 40,
--000 copies of the prohibition organ, send
ing it free into the households of the state.
She believed in total abstinence for the in
dividual ahd prohibition for the state and
Th», friiHS Club. »
The attendance of the regular meeting
of the Minneapolis Press club held yester
day, was general, and the session proved
one of the most interesting since its insti
tution. President Palmer occupied the
chair, and the report of Treasurer Nind
shows nearly $100 in the treasury after
defraying all outstanding indebtedness.
C. S. Bartram, chairman of the committee
on entertainments, read a letter
from Mi 33 E. H. Ober, of the Uoj
ton Ideal Opera company expressing her
pleasure in contributing to the concert to
be given by the club during April. She
was not prepared, however, to state wheth
er or not her entire oompany would be
bo situated that they could participate,
yet there is little doubt of that end. Mr.
Bartram suggested that Prof. Dane's full
orchestra be secured for the occasion, and
that matter was placed in the hands of the
W. C. Whiteman read an articlo u}.on
American journalism, which was replete
with thoughts of special interest to tho
members of the club. It ur^sd that tho
most valuable news was of a sensational
character, but liot of an immoral tone and
that the journals who made a special feat
ure of sensational productions wera the
successful journals of the day, aud many
pertinent instances were cited.
The article elicited a spirited
discussion which was continued
at some length, and eaoh member of the
club ventilated his especial view.
The question of publishing editorial
matter to the exclusion of news was treat
ed. Mr. Nind believed that the average
reader oared little for editorial. Mr.
Bartram and Mr. Pixon sustainod that the
ory, while Messrs. Dv Bois, Whiteman and
Vail advooated the reverse, claiming that
the public sentiment is moulded by edito
rial writers of the daily
pres3, and that the intelligent
reader turned to the editorial page in pref
erence to any other in a well regnlated
and able journal. Mr. Wallahac dispar
aged the old time custom of writing
again ii space—grinding out just so maDy
thousand words of dry editorial per day,
whether there were live and interesting
topics to be presented or treated or not.
A motion was adopted inviting Mr.
Carle, of St. Paul, to deliver a lecture or
present a paper at the next moettng of the
ciub, when an adjournment was had.
Northern Pacific Preferred SlocJc.
During the recent raid in stock we purchased
ICO shares Northern Pacific preferred 6tock
whicli is sonvertible into land at bottom prices,
and we will sell it out in small lots at reason
able prices. 8. H. Wood & Co.
Stock and Grain Brokers,
244 Hennepin Aye., Minneapolis.
The National League,
Tha regular weekly meeting of tho Irish
National League, held last evening, wad
largely attended. In the absence of a pro
gramme, extemporaneous addresses were
delivered by several members of the
league, including the president, and Mr.
McHale reoited one of Moore's poems in
tho Irish language. Messrs. Donnhne and
Shadrick paid a tribute to the memory of
Wendell Phillips, and on motion a com
mitte consisting of Messrs. Shadrick, Gal
lagher, Donahue, MoPartland and Vail
was appointed to draft resolutions in
honor of the departed orator, whose elo
quent tongue was bo often used in advo
cating the rights of Ireland. Tha com
mittee will meet in the offi^ys of Mahoawy
& Donahue, on Thursday evening, and pre
sent the resolutions to the next meeting.
St. Johns, N. F., Feb. 2.—Head Con
stable Doyle and several Orange prison
ers were committed yesterday to St. Johns
penitentiary to await their trial at the
: spring term of the supreme court on a
charge of murder during the Harbor
Grace riots.
Jeb3et City. Ftb.3.—The jury in the
case of D. Harrington, accused of com
plicity in the American Lsgion or Honor
fraud, rendered a oerdiot of 'not guilty.'
London, Feb. 2.—A warrant was issued
! for the arrest of Blakeway, the absconding
! member of the banking firm of P. W.
Thomas, Sons & Co.
New Yoek, Feb. 2.An appeal was tak
en ia the case of ex-Police Officer Conroy,
sentenced to be hanged on Friday naxt.
The appeal serve? as a stay of execution.
Waynesboko, Ga.,F«b. "2. —T. Britt Rogers,
Rufus 0. McNorrell aud James Cox wer.> tried
for the murder of Thomas and Frank Syois,
father and son, on the 20th of October kst. The:
defendants, with Duff and Frank Syms, and
others, were engaged in a game of base ball. A
dispute arose concerning the game, when Thom
as Syms, father of Dnff and Frank, slapped the
face of Rufus McNorrell. Next day, Sunday,
the parties met at Sunday school, when an alter
cation arose, and they retirui to the woods to
•ettlc the difficulty. Thomas aud Fraak Syms
were killed, and Duff Syms and Bntt Rogers
were wounded. The case occupied five days.
The jury gave a verdict of "not guilty" as to
Britt Kogsrs and Rufus C. McNorrell. James
Cox, having severed his case, it will bo tried at
the next term. All the parties ara ieractable
and well to do farmers.
iiucklin's Aroica Halve
The greatest medical wonder of the world
Warranted to speedily cure Bums, Bruises, Cuts,
Ulcers, i-alt Rheum, Fever Sores, Cancers, Pilep
Chiliblains, Corns, Tetter/Chapped Hand? Bad
all skin eruptions, guaranteed to cure in every
instance, or money refund"*!; 25 centa per box,
For sale by Lambie & Bethune.
JCotirlif;r,the yoled Frenchman, Dead—Soc
ialism Increasiny in Austria — 4}fair.i in
the Soudan — The Porte Wishes the Soudan
Jif.pt.—The Rematns]of the Dillons Party
Arrive at Berlin.
Soakim, Feb. 3.—The enemy male an
unsuccessful attack upon the fortified
camp of the Egyptians. Owing to the
scarcity of provisions at Sinkat, a party
ms.de a eortie for provisions, but all were
out to pieces by the enemy. Six hundred
blacks, armed with Remington rifles, left
Saakim to join Baker Pasha at Trinkitat.
Constantinople, Feb. 3.—The prefect of
police is arrested, on the charge of being
implicated in making false accusations
against persons for coining counterfeit
London, Feb. 3.—Tho Marquis of
Qaeensbury has sent a pamphlet to the
lord 3 and commons, advocating tha re
form of the marriage service to meet the
views of secularists. He proposes, in or
der to meet divorce cases, to leave out
"whom God has joined together let no man
put asunder," substituting therefor, "whom
the government or nature may put asun
der, let no man attempt to keep to
Beblin, Feb. 3. —Lieut. Harber and
Master Schultze, escorting the remains of
Delong and comrades, passed through
here to-day on their way to Hamburg.
They were mat at the railroad station by
Reiss, representing the Geological society,
who placed a magnificent wreath upon the
coffin of Lieut. DeloDg in the name of the
Bombay, Feb. 3.—Owing to an attempt
to enroll Liacars for the service of the
French in Tonquin the police are ordered
to prevent the shipping of Lascars on
French men-of-war.
Constantinople, Feb. 3. —The Porte
sent Wallace, United States minister to
Turkey, a conciliatory note in reference to
the treaty of commerce between Turkey
and the United States. The sultan as
sured the British ambassador to Turkey,
thai he wishes to come to a friendly un
derstanding regarding Egypt.
Berlin, Feb. ,3. —Tha admiralty ara
disocatfiug a proposal to ask the Jreichstag
for a vote of seven million marks to main
tain the iron clads, construct torpedoes,
and increase the number of sailors.
St. Peteesbug, Feb. 3. —The BeconJ
imperial ball was held at the Winter pal
ace on Saturday night. Seven hundred
an 3 twenty distinguished guests ware
preßtiit. Tho absence was apparent both
inside and around the palace of the usual
polise guards. The czarina opened the
ball with the Danish minister. Tho czar
circulated feely among the guests, and
dancing was continued until nearly day
Eeblin, Feb. 3.—Abbe Gruss, editor of
the Volksfreund, the ultramontane organ,
was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment
for publishing a libel against the crown
prince of Germany.
London, Feb. 3.—Henry George lectured
from a pulpit in Dundee, on Sunday, on
' The Mosaic Institutions." Two thousand
parsons were present.
London, Feb. 3,—Baker Pasha's advanoe
on Tokar has begun.
St. Petebsbubq, Feb, 3. —There has
beeu thirty-three thousand deaths from
diphtheria in the province of Lharkof, be
tween 1878 and 1882.
London, Feb. 3.—Thonet's furniture
factory, in Moravia, is burned, and twelve
hundred hands are thrown out of employ
Vienna, Teb. 3.—Josephine Gallmeyer
died of cancer io-day.
Additional arrests of socialists yesterday
and to-day.
Caiko, Feb. 3.—The Tokar garrison is
preparing to make a sortie to aid Baker
Pasha's advance.
London, Feb. 3. —The queen's speech is
drafted for submission to the cabinet
council. It affirms the intention of Eng
land to withdraw the troops from Egypt
as soon a3 the condition of peace aud
prosperity will admit.
Vienna, Feb. 3—Ssvaral persons, for
eigners, have been sent across the frontier,
bat many suspects have esoaped to Hun
gary. Count VonTaafe, president of the
council and minister of the interior in
Austria, informed a correspondent that
the government possesses information re
garding Socialist dangers far more eerious
than any yet published.
Lokdon, Feb. 3. Tb.9 Turkish ambas
sador to Great Britain informed the british
Seoretary of foreign affairs, that the porte
ie preparing a n^ts to the powers, insisting
upon the retention of Soudan as an into
grel part of Egypt under tho sultan's suz
erainty, and stating that the porte desire 3
the Soudau question to be referred to a con
ference of foreign ambassadors in Soudan
or Constantinople.
Pabis, Fob. 3. —The senate, by 13G to
117, rejected the clause in the trades syn
dicate bill, legalizing the federation of
trades meetings.
Bouher died at 9 o'clock this morning
| and was nnconoious several hours befora
the end. Prince Napoleon had previously
v:siiad him, The ex-Empress Eugenic tel
egraphed condolence tothewidsw. Ronher
\ lay in a critical oonditioa for three days
i prior to his death. Six months ago he was
I attacked with paralysis, and occasionally
| also dementia. Prince Napolaon saw him
j Saturday i:i£ht in an unconscious state,
I in which condition ho remained till death,
i The private papers and memoirs of Bouher
have been confided to his wife, who sent
them to the ex-Ernprees Eugenic. Whtin
Rouher 3howed symptoms vf brain disease,
Rouhet'a secretary lost some important
Uocuoieuts, and it is supposed they got
into the possession of the government,
which ia waiting a fit time to publish
Prince Napoleon (Plon Plon) soon pays
\ a visit to the ex-Emprees Eugenic.
Pabis, Feb. 2.—Advices from Saigon an
nuance tne arrival there of General Millot,
Beat out to take command of the land
forces in Tonquin,
Dublin, Feb. 3.—A meeting of the
Nationalists at Ballymott, Sligo, to-day,
was attended by a party of Orangemen. In
the riot, thre* Nationalists were wounded
by shots, and also two Orangemen. The
police surrounded Ihe dwellings of the
Orangemen to prevent them being wreck
ed. Three Orangemen were arrested,
•everal other Nationalist meetings were
held in the south of Ireland. The meeting
announced for Donoughmore, Cork, wss
proclaimed and a meeting was then held
outside of the town.
The placards posted, inciting the dis
affected policemen and starving working
men to arms, are supposed to be issued
by the committee of the revolutionary
party. Large numbers of placa-ds were
destroyed by the police.
Lonbon, Feb. 3. —The chamber of agri
culture, in Beveral counties in England,
paßeed resolutions, urging parliament to
restrict the importation of cattle, in order
to prevent the spread of cattle disease.
|bbitian and fbance.
Waddington, the French embassador,
presiding at a dinner in aid of a French
hospital, welcomed the sentiment of the
lord mayor of London, that oordiality be
tween France and England will ever be
preserved. He spoke Btrongly in favor
of a closer knitting between the two
countries of the bonds of peace and good
will which was so important to their inter
ests, and the interest of the world. A
rupture of the relations between them, he
•said, would be a calamity beyond concep
tion. All their late quarrels were tran9ien t.
It was their duty to civilization and hu
manity, to do their best to maintain good
feeling. He knew that wan the sentiment
of the leading statesmen of England and
Caibo, Feb. 3.—General Gordon has ap
pointed Colonel Stewart, mili'ary secre
tary, lieut.-governor of Soadao.
London, Feb. 3.—The Daily News says :
Wendell Phillips wa9 an orator of an im
passioned movement, which stirred the
public mind to its profoundest depths, and
the Americans have reason to be glad that
such men have been among them.
London, Feb. 2 —General Gordon ar
rived at Karosko and entered the desert.
Baker Pasha made another reconnoi3ance
from Trinkitat with a strong force. The
enemy fled south and were pursued by the
cavalry. Several hundred of the rebels
were killed.
to beTmade defensive.
London, Feb. 3. —The Times says: The beat
proof that the government is alive to its respon
sibilities in Egypt will be given, if it advisee, as
wobaiicve it will advise, asaiall increase of the
army. It is also decided that parliament be
asked to grant two million pounds for the addi
tional defense of the Clyde, llumber, Mersey
and the Tyne rivers, the Bistol channel, the
ports of Aden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Point de
lialle and Cape Town, and the islands of
bt. Helena and Ascension, all being
of vital necessity for our fleet,
■which in ca^e of war will hive to depend upon
coiiling facilities for their power to defend our
possessions. Our army is never more than ad
equate for the work it has to do, and the occupa
tion of Egypt will put a severe strain on cur or
dinary mi'itary arrangements. The importance
of improving our defenses may be judged from
the fact that property at Liverpool alone which
a hostile fleet could destroy is estimated at
Paris, Feb. 2. —Placards were posted through
out the city yesterday evening, inciting disaffect
ed policemen and starving workingmen to arms.
The attack on Bacninh will be in the beginning
of March. President Grevy has signed the de
cree regarding the new loan, which will be issued
on the 12th instant, the price being 76 francs
and 60 centimes.
Ancient Ruins in the Oreat Kanntcha Val
ley—Recent Excavations of Prof. P. W.
[Toledo Blade. 1
Prof. P. W, Norris,. who ha 3 just got
through with his excavations of ancient
mounds in the Kanawha valley, called at
the Blade office the other day and told
something of his interesting work. The
professor was formerly superintendent of
the Yellowstone park, but at present he is
assistant United States ethnologist.
He has been engaged in the West Vir
ginia excavations since last August. Com
mencing his explorations near the city of
Charleston, in the Kanawha valley, he
traced out th 9 ruins of an ancient city
five miles in extent. This prehistoric city
occupied both sides of the river, its
upper extremities reaching within two
niiles of tha mouth of the Elk river, which
empties into the Great Kanawha at
Charlestown, and its lower extremity bo
ing seven miles below the Elk.
Seven of the mounds which he opened
were from twenty to thirty-five feet in
height and from 300 to 540 feet in circum
ference at the base. Near these he opened
about forty smaller ones. Altogether he
opened fifty-six in the valley. It may be
well to add her ,b3fora|particulanzing,that
the aggregate collections from these
mounds amounted to over 4,000 fine speci
mens, which are intended for tho National
museum at Washington. These consisted
principally of about thirty specimens
of steatite and sand stone
pottery and pipes, many lance
arrow head 3. hatahets fish darts,
celts, gorgets, and various other kinds of
things; hematite iron paint hatchets, and
paint cups; several hundred pieces of shell
money; bone and hora punches used for
dressing the flint arrow-heads in proper
snaps; twenty-one bracelets, evidently
! rnadu from Lake Superior copper; one
I ooppfr gorget (breast-plate), copper
crowns, and many copper heads. All of
the copper was heavily coated with verdi
gris. Indeed, from the oopper crown,
breast-plate, and bracelets on one of the
ekelaois which the professor exhumed
"»he end of the bark coffin had become so
coated with verdigris as to mislead many
into the belief that the coffin had been
copper-pleted, and so some of .the West
Virginia newspapers reported it; but the
professor want 3it distinctly understood
that he authorizes no such statements.
In a monad thirty-five feet high and 545
feet around its base was avaulttwelv* feet
square and ten feet high, the walla of
whiob had been supported by black walnut
timbers, some of tha timber as muck as
twelve inches in diameter. In the cer.'re
of this vault, lying horizontally on its
back, was a giant skeleton sevgn feet six
inches long, and measuring nineteen inches
through the breast, under the arms. The
arms were extended by its Bide. On each
wrist were six large copper bracelets, four
of which had b«en enclosed in cloth or
dressed skin. Tha fact that these bracelets
were so deeply encrusted with verdigris,
and that the decay of the enwrapping
material had been so great, made it im
possible for the eye of science to distin
guish with certainty as to whether this in
closing material was dressed skin or cloth.
Under the skull was a stone lance head.
There waa a copper gorget upon the
breast, with two holes in it. TMb gorget,
which is foar inches square, is regarded by
the professor as having been a badge of
authority. Lying on the left Bhoalder were
three blocks cf iMnglups 7x9 inches on thf
surface ani nearly one inch thick. The
weight of these, had ao crashed iv the
shoulder that it was impossible to get an
accurate measure across from shoulder to
shoulder. H=nee tha necessity of measur
ing through the breas-, under the arms, as
above stated. la the right hand was an
hematite hatchet, having a four inch
blade. This hatchet was withoat an eye
for a handle. In the left hand were several
lance headp, six inches in length, of fine
flint manufacture.
Leaning backward in a dark coffin,
which stood somewhat slantiDg from a
perpendicular position, was aaother skele
ton, in suoh a position in relation to the
first as to let the left hand extend over its
head. On this left hand, thus extended
over the giant't? he^d, were too copper
bracelets. And in the right hand were a
bunch of lanoe-heads similar to those of
the giant. Ia each corner of thi9 solemn
vault was a warrior inclosed m his bark
coffin, and standing nearly erect with a
stone hatchet, not grosved. and lance?, in
or near hia hands. Nearly 100 various
specimens of arm 3 and ornaments were
found in thi3 one vault. The falling in of
this vanlt caused a depression or hole ou
th 6 top of the mound. In this depression
a subsequent race—the dose-work build
ers or modern Indians—have placed a
stone coffin, seven feet in diameter and
four feet high. In this stone coffin war
disoovered a much decayed skeleton and
some very rude stone weapong.
In another mound, two miles above, and
nearly the same size as the last described
one, were found two skeletons, with rude
weapons. This was very near the top of
the mound. Then there were about thirty
feet of earth similar to dry mortar, so
hard as to require picks for excavating it.
This hard earth extended down to the nat
ural surface of the ground. Bat here was
made the most wonderful discovery of all.
Quite a number of the people from that
vicinity happened to bs present at this su
preme moment, says the professor, and
among them the Hon. John E. Kenna,
United States senator irom West Virginia.
The remains of a large sized war
rior was found lying flat on hia
baok, with a copper crown cover
ing his head and neok, ornamented
with seashell and bone head 3. On one side
of this warrior lay five others with their
feet all pointing towards him, while on the
other side were five women, as indicated
by their size and ornaments, also having
their feet pointed towards the central war
rior. About these skelfctoas were found
various weapons and ornaments. At tho
head of each oistern were double cisterns,
cemented, and containing more or less
water. These cisterns were of different
diameters, but averaged about foar feet in
depth. The nature of this sepulchre seems
to have been so different from any
other yet discovered that the professor sa^ ■
that, were it not for the fact of
as many reliable witne.-sas having been
present, he would hesitate to publish it.
The question naturally ocoura, How earne
these ten skeletons there, five ot them male
and five female, all evidently buried at the
same time with the chief f Could they
have been entombed alive? Then these
ten csmented double cisterns at tho head
of each skeleton—for what purpose were
they made? Each of them contained more
or less water ; can it be that this water has
been pent up in this old ancient mound
for ages ? Yet how otherwise? For
thirty feet above and more than that dis
tance around this spot there was hard
earth, "dry like mortar," which had to be
excavated with picks. It could net have
seeped up through the natural ground be
neath, for the cisterns were well cemented.
This is known in the Kanawha Valley as
the Oreel Mound, and is on Col. Ben.
Smith's farm.
Another mound, two miles below the
Smith farm, and on what is called the
Poor farm, in Kanawha county, is 306 feet
in circumference and twenty-five feet high.
The top of this (moand is a small, flat
plane, forty feet in diameter. Its top and
Bides to a depth of about two feet was
covered with the natural soil. The entire
remainder of the mound was ashes which
had been burned until they were very fine
and heavy. However, these ashes had all
been deposited in bark vessels, containing
about one-half a bushel each. About the
centre of the mound were two large skele
tons, in a sitting posture, facing each
other, with one leg of each between those
of the other, and their hands extended,
palms upward,towards one another. Rsst
mg upon their hands was a curious altar
made of stone. This altar consisted of a
bowl shaped stone about two feet in diam
eter, the concave side np, and filled with
ashes. On its top was a flat stone cover,
with two hole 3in it, and having on it the
ancient totem marks. But what good now
to no, who cannot interpret; it, the mystic
language of the totem mark? Down, even
with the natural surface of tho ground, in
this mound, was found immense Blight
ly concave altar. The center of this altar
was filled to about the depth
of six inches with fine ashes. Around,
further from the center, there were
ashes and bits of human bones piled np
to the depth of nearly two feet. These
seem to have been pushed abide to make
room for the fine ashss which were left in
the center. The professor sunk a twelve
foot shaft down the center of this mound,
and, whes he came to this huge altar, he
excavated a3 far around it as he could
without having it cave in on the men —
perhaps obtaining a diameter of about
twenty-two feet, without discovering the
outer rim of the altar. Hwuce he could
not give its diameter. Ha says that there
cannot be the least doubt but that these
ashe3 ara the cremated remains of human
The River Open.
St. Louis, Feb. 3.—No arrivals or de
partures, and a good deal of ice is still
paß3ing the city, but not enough to 6top
the passage of boats. The steamer,
Montana, left for Chester last night, on a
trip of observation, and is expected to re
turn laic to-night. Navigation south will
be resumed to-m«rrow. The ioe in the
Osage river broke up today, and the Mis
souri i» believed to be open as all the ice
passing here comes from the Missouri.
The gorge at Alton it still solid. The
river rose three inches to-day, and the
government gauge now mark 3 nine feet
six inches.
New Ulm Bepfew: Two runaways oc
curred in West Newton last Monday. Mr.
C. Stuebe's team of this city spilled the
occupants of the sleitrh by the roadside and
theti continued their journey alone, taking
short cuts over fences and through fields
until they tumbled oyar a fourteen feet
embankment. Strange to say neither hor
fos nor sleigh were injured. Mr. Xav.
Brunner'3 team ran away from the Walzer
residence, and one of the horsas fell down
and broke a leg.
Winona Herald; The unfortunate victim
of the Bollingstone shot gun accident, Paul
Meinart, is slowly recovering, but will be a
cripple for life. Tne young man whose
carelessness caused this deplorable Boci
dent, haß agreed to pay his victim $1,000,
and will also be respoLßible for all bills
resulting from the accident.
Alexandria (Douglas County) News: The
school house in di-triofc 41, B? )e River, was
burned last week Monday night. The fire
is supposed to have caught from the stove.
All the school furniture, books, charts, etc.,
end the books be onging to the scholars
were destroyed. The loss is about $500,
with no insurance.
.4 Viospcroiix nnrt Enterprising Minneso
ta Cilij--S<>tnfo[ Ha Leading Industrie*.
iSpeci ■:. r-> tho (iit.Le.i
Thi3 i* one of the few towns in the west
which hss never had any especial boom
but which has always been a good town.
Away back in ISC3 when th 9 Winona <fc St.
Peter Rulvrny company made it their
temporary terminus, it is true that a trade
was done with a va-<t territory west of it,
and everybody coined money while it
lasted, but with the extension of the road
to RochesUi and beyond, thi?
vanished and Ihiaga assumed
their legitimate status, which
has been uniformly prcsp-rous since.
At one time, years ago, S:. Charles waa
one of the bast vihc-at markets pn the line.
Its tributary territory in every direction
was, and is, splendid agricultural country,
and the almost limitless expan-eof waving
grain whioh sarrounde-d the oity was a
sight t-j see. Of late years, since the
farmer? of southern Minnesota have
learned the fol'y of canfining themselves
entirely to wheat raising, the system of
agriculture has met with a radical change
here a3 elsewhere in this pa: I of the state,
end stock raising, the dairy, the
ealture of oorn, barley and
other crops ha 3 cau?ed the system of do
ing business to nnJ";.-go a like change and
tho most decided bonofit3 have been de
rived by both business men and farm
I was much interested in a conversation
with Banker Woodward upon the subjeot
during my recent visit to the city. Said
be: "Tho business of this place was never
on a more firm and substantial basia than
it is to-day. True, transactions are not as
heavy as formerly in some lines, but it is
a sure business and verj many of our
farmers are becoming comfortably well
off. The city of St. Charles begins to
assume a solid a?peot. Good
substantial brick structures are
rapidly taking the plaoea of the inev
itable frame store of earlier days, and it
will not be long before the wooden rows
will entirely disappear.
A vsry neat Opera hou3e with fine stage
scenery and all modern improvements,
with a seating oppaoity of i">o and with it*
auditorium upon the ground floor, has
been recently completed by a joint stock
oompauy, composed of a nnmoer of the
lending oitizaua. It is built of brick, with
a metal roof, and ia an ornament to the
The feature of the moot vital interest to
me about the town daring my stay was it 3
hotel. When you hit a traveling man on
this topic you can always conclude that
you are about to interest him.
The memory of former j eats wao upon
me and I lost no time upon my arrival in
finding my way to the Kelly house. I do
not imagine that my good host and his
estimable lady will acquire nnlimitod
wealth bore, but I do know that two people
who do more for their guests than they do
are hard to find.
Daring my visit I called npon Charley
Wardner, who away back in 'C 3 wes a heavy
merchant and wheat dealer, and w^o has
just withdrawn from business. Mr. Ward
ner has been an invalid for the piu-t six
years with soiatio rheumatism and hss
been a great sufferer. His present condi
tion is, however, much more hopeful, acd
the whole community are gratified.
Taking the agricultural and commercial
features out of the city of St. Charles and
you have still a considerable amount left
in her manufacturing interests. Awuy
out on the prairies of Dakota when you
see a farmer driving along the road, you
are quiteJ«pt to see "St. Charles Wagon,
H. 0. Parrott <fe Co., makers," painted upon
his wagon, and if yon pV him what sort of
a wagon it if, he will tell you it is a gocd
one. I am certain lot like Sohlitz's
Milwaukee beer these wagoiu are a first
class article and hay ■ oiide the town
famous. The factory was established over
twenty-five years ago, and has been grad
ually increased in magnitude
until the building r.nd
yards cover nearly an entire block. The
works are not upon the mammoth scale of
many similar institutions elsewhere, but
the work turned out is strictly reliable.
The past season 500 farm and light spring
wagons, 500 sets of harrows, 250 sets of
bob sleds and a numbar of cutters and
light sleighs have been manufactured, be
sides repairing and general custom work
in both wood and blacksmith shops as
their business demanded. The proprie
tors, H. C. Parrott and Henry Talbott, are
both constantly on hand to aapervfsa and
lay out work, and everything not of the
best grade of matarial :s at once discarded.
No one ever Mmc to St. Charles in twen
ty-five years who could Bell any other
wagon set up beside theirs.
Virtue.is its own reward, and their business
sucsess, while well merited, is no lein a
source of crodit nud also a profit to their
One thing mora St. Charles should have
.and that is a flouring mill. There is no
point in southeastern Minnesota which
offers a more desirable location, and it is
a matter of astonishment that the fact has
not been discovered and taken advantage
of ere this, and it will not be stmuge if
somebody does see t!i»< point in the near
Politically St. Charles ia Republican,
although they have a Democratic m;»yor
;a the person of H. C. Parrott,
E3q. The Republican majority is
not large enough to win un
less they nominate their best men, wbick is
a state of things devoutly to bo payed for
in our state politios. Representative W.
H. Hill, who assisted last winter at the
Windom funeral, and who has been for
long years the publisher of the St. Charles
Times, one of tha very be3t papers this
part of the state ever had, has bu?pendod
its publication and is at present in the
Devil's Lake region in northern Dakota
in the interest of the land department of
the St. Paul & Manitoba road. The Union
at present enjoys an unlimited monopoly
ot the good things usually the lot of a
country newspaper and is evidently thriv
ing. When I coma this way apain I will
drop you another line. E. F. B.
Wide Awake Druggists.
Messrs. Lambie & Bethun9 aro always alive to
their business, and spare no pains to get the best
of every article in their lino. They have se
cured theegency for Dr. Kind's New Discover}
for Consumption. The only certain cure known
for Consimption, Coughs, Colds, Hoarsanesa,
Asthma, Hay Fever, Bronchitis, or ary affection
of the throat or lungs. Sold on a positive guar
i antee. Trial bottles free. Regular size $1.00.
Faribault lM:mocrut: Neck broken —
"almost but not quite," that is the way S.
P. Terryli expressed it one day last week
when be picked himaelf up where he had
been pitched head first off a load of wood.
His team started suddenly and he turned
a back handspring and went down, head
first. He thorght his neck was broken for
a few moments, but finally concluded that
it wasen't: however he has Lican on the
dock for repairs ever since.
JJr. Wood's Successor.
Boston, Feb. 3.—Rev.W.T. Chase, pastor
of the Central square Baptist church, Cam
bridge, has resigned, to acoept a call to
Fokt Smith, Ark., Feb. 2.— J. T. Perry
man &. Co., general merchandise, Pari<j,
Arkansas, have failed. Liabilities, $25,000;
assets, $5,000 worth of goods and a large
number of outstanding accounts. The
cause was speculating in cotton.
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Prepared from ScUd Fruits
that yield the finest 11 i ors.
Have been used for years. Be
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Extracts. None of Greater
Strength. None of such Perfect
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part to Cakes, Puddings, Sauces,
the natural Flavor of the Fruit.
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
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Powdtr, and Dr. Prle»'« Unique rrrfum«s.
General Druggist
Is settled in his elegant Now Stora
Corner Hinih and Saint Peter streets,
Where can be found the finest rind best of Drugs,
Perfumery, Toilet Articlas, l\it->i.t II.) \\ -iuft-,
etc. Also, all kinds of Gardoa and Flower
Seeds in their season.
Is a specific cure for Salt Rheum, Eczema, Erysipelas
Scrofula, BcaMbead Tetter, litres, Dandruff, I'lmplci,
Plant-Polsonliiß, Ringworm, Punhiirn, RBd nil diseases
of the cutaneous syßtem,'by exudation and not by ex
cretion, whereby every particle of disease Is withdraws
from th : system. Inordinate itching of tlieskln Is at
laved at once bj b ttl Ing the ■-'-.
For Piles, Wound ' its. Ulcers or Sorea, no remedy
13 bo prompt in soothing ami healing as Paplllim Skin
Cure. It Is soothing does not wnart f>r Imrn.
An unfailing means of curing Knsal Catarrh, Cold la
the Head, and Hay Fever. !,y insufflation; ttdoel n->i
Irritate, the DOCtrlls, allays Inflammation; prevents la
crustatlou end stops mucous discharges.
A delicious syrnp, absolutely regetable, perfect!*
harmless, that cures that distressing affection -Whoop
log Cough. Bead the testimonials In our pamphlet.
cures Liver Complaint, Pispcpßla, fiitii Headache, KW«
iicy diseases, and Female Weaknesses.
Bold In this city. Price $1.00 per bottle, six for fSjoa
Directions in ten languages accompany every bottle
For sale by Ed. 11. Biggs, McMaHtersA Getty
H. &E. Zimmermau, A. P. Wilkcs and Clark
& Frost.
219,221, 998 First Ayo. South.
W.W. BROWN Sole Proprietor.
Eittie Molrille, Lillie Morris, Ella La Rue,
SamMurdy, Messrs. Hughes and Vidooq, Tommy
Hoywood, Maggie Moore, Mabel Hamilton, Lot
tie Ward, Alice UeEetelle, Lottie L.-mere, B^sie
Graham, May Holton, Mamie Yager, Maggie
Hani, and the regular Htock Company.
Matinee Thursday afionioon at 2:80 o'clock.
Popular price*.
nnnnr nil's f.iist»i«.»
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"* X JJL±\ *i WJII <;ure
All hinds hard or softooraSaCalloafM and btmloni
causing no pain or *ot<.i ■, dri«» instantly, wll
not soil anything, and never tails to • Sect a cure
Price, 25c; by mail, SOo. The ere atno put up lr
yellow wrappers and manufactured only by Jot. It.
Hoftlii!, droßgJ i eiid dealer ia all Vinds of Patent
Medicines, Roots Herbs, Liquor*, Feint., Oils,
Varnishes, Brushes, otc. MiDneapollH, ITlnn.
peof. a. J. DEXTEH.
Endorsed by press and public; now located at
Washington, i). C, for tho winter. offir3 520
18th street;residence Wil'rtrd's hotel. Will return
to TJiuneapoliß in May. Magnetic Medical Balm
will cure nearly all diseases; at by mail or ex
press. Bead for .Magnetic Journal; mailed free;
containing namaa of hundreds cured. Prof. A.
J. DEXTEB, the World's Healer, Washington,
D. C. 20
Real Estate, Loans an.i Business Brokers.
--304 iirat AvenuelSouth,
lcnnrEAPoXiis, - - ■mini?
We bny, soil and exchange Real Kstatu, busings
pl&fic collect claims, par Uxi.>a, etc.
~mh R&uufiT
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Hogular Dinner, 250.
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